October 6, 2011
U.S. customers, there is now a third place to buy the iPhone. Beginning October 14, Sprint will offer Apple’s latest iDevice, the iPhone 4S, along with AT&T and Verizon. Best of all, the No. 3 U.S. carrier is keeping its unlimited plans in place. According to All Things Digital, Sprint is counting on unlimited pricing to “help it stand out from AT&T and Verizon.” Sprint, which will also get the iPhone 4, offers unlimited calling and data for $99.99 a month. However, this doesn’t include a $10 monthly surcharge, which Sprint calls a “Premium Data add-on.” In other words, the company charges more for smartphones. Other packages include $69.99 for unlimited data and 450 minutes, or $89.99 for unlimited data and 900 minutes. Therefore, expect to pay anywhere between $79.99 and $109.99 for Sprint’s unlimited data plans. Whether these prices are worth it, of course, depends on your situation. For more information, visit Sprint’s new iPhone webpage. As a reminder, iPhone 4S preorders begin tomorrow, October 7 at 12 a.m. PDT. The iPhone 4S arrives in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U.K. beginning Friday, October 14. By the end of October (likely October 28), the new phone will arrive in 22 more countries. These include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.